«Lietuvos Rytas» Vilnius, Lithuania vs. «Nizhny Novgorod» Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Lietuvos Rytas - in the quarterfinals
The Lithuanian Lietuvos Rytas defeated the Russian Nizhniy Novgorod in the second match of 1/8 finals – 82:61 and got in the second round of the playoffs.
The first half of the meeting was held in a stubborn, almost equal fight. Episode in the middle of the second quarter showed the serious mood of Nizhniy Novgorod when the game suddenly turned into a general fight. Fortunately, thanks to the referees the bustle did not turn into something more.
This episode provoked the loud fans of Lietuvos Rytas even more as they demanded only victory from their team. And the players of Vilnius club heard that. After the long break the hosts played well on both sides of the site. As a result - the advantage of Lietuvos Rytas has been increasing. Simultaneously with the end of the third quarter Tyrese Rice made the score «+16» in favor of the Lithuanian club.
It became clear that vice-champion of Lithuania will not miss their victory. In the final 10-minute Alexandr Dzicic players without any problems gained the victory and won the ticket to the quarter finals.
The victory of Lietuvos Rytas - 82:61. The best in the home team were Renaldas Seibutis (17 points) and Arturas Jomantas (13), while in the visiting team Ivan Paunic - 20 points + 6 rebounds.
In the second round of the playoffs Lietuvos Rytas will play with the current champion of the League - the Russian Khimki. The first match of the series (up to two wins) will be held in Khimki on April 18 in Vilnius, the second and, if necessary, the third – on April 20 and 21 respectively.
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